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Delegations

Immerse yourself in a life-changing experience: Join a CPT delegation!

Witness firsthand CPT’s on-the-ground experiment in non-violence. Travel with us for 7-14 days and connect with communities striving for peace. CPT delegations offer a unique opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself.

No prior experience necessary! Delegations are open to anyone who wants to learn more about non-violent peacemaking.

Upcoming Delegations:

Colombia
March 23 – 30, 2024 (Spanish)
July 8 – 17, 2024 (English)

Iraqi Kurdistan
July 26 – August 7, 2024

Lesvos
September 17 – 27, 2024

Palestine
November 7 – 17, 2024

Turtle Island
August 10 – 20, 2024

US/Mexico Borderlands
October 9 – 18, 2024

Delegation participants seek to:

Learn from grassroots leaders, civil society activists, human rights defenders, and communities resisting destruction, and the ways in which they challenge colonialism, occupation, military operations, forced displacement, systemic oppressions, political violence, and marginalization. 

Engage in CPT’s partnership building and spiritually diverse active peacemaking; 

Commit to challenge violations of human rights, engage in international solidarity accompaniment to base communities resisting peacefully to violence and oppression 

Share about their delegation experience with groups, congregations and communities. 

Advocate for solidarity action for change.

CPT seeks individuals with:

Interest in creating a world of justice

Willingness to engage in nonviolent peacemaking

Commitment to engage in conversations about privilege and oppression. 

Willingness to engage in public actions and vigils. 

Openness to participate in daily times of debriefing and reflection. 

Flexibility and adaptability for a changing schedule and communal accommodation. 

Interest and/or experience in international human rights work.

Participants should be prepared to:

Become familiar with conditions in the region prior to the delegation. 

Enter situations of tension and possible violence.

Spend 7 to 14 days (varies depending on delegation) with a CPT team and local partners. 

Participate fully in the activities of the delegation including daily reflection times, team debriefings and conversations about privilege and anti-oppression work. 

Experience long and physically rigorous days (e.g. some delegations involve long car trips and/or walking a few kilometers on unpaved roads or trails and/or standing for a long period of time. CPT seeks to accommodate accessibility needs when possible; please contact us to discuss details. 

Assist with a variety of leadership roles within the team. 

Share their experiences and advocate for the communities ,bring awareness through specific actions like letter signing, inviting people to contact their government, find interviews with local media, invite people to join a future delegation 

Consider creating a fundraising campaign to cover the delegation costs.  Invite friends, family, co-workers, etc. to participate in the work of peacemaking through donations even if they can’t join the delegation themselves.  (Request Fundraising Tips document)

Costs

Delegates are expected to cover the costs of the delegation. The delegation fee covers all in-country travel, simple accommodations, two to three daily meals, honorariums, and other delegation fees. It does not include travel to the delegation, health insurance, or visa fees – if applicable.

If you have any questions regarding travel planning, please email delegations@cpt.org

If you are a university student contact your student union or association for funding opportunities.

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